aim of this project is to disseminate scientific work and discoveries to a wide
audience through social media, web pages, podcasts and other available routes.
The project will use diverse journalism methods to approach and communicate various scientific discoveries.
Public interest in scientific
work and discoveries is growing. At the same time, new technologies are
constantly improving our abilities to access and share information through a
diverse range of media outlets. To keep up with these developments, it is
important for researchers to explore a wide variety of options for sharing
their work with the public. This communication is crucial, not only to raise awareness of
ongoing research, new ideas and exciting discoveries, but also for stakeholder
collaboration and potential funding of future studies. Indeed, the recent
increase in fake news highlights the importance of scientific dissemination to
a wide audience.
project will use video, sound, pictures and/or text to report important marine
biology studies to a wide audience. Some of the studies are described briefly here and here, while
some video sequences covering experimental work are available here and here. The
student will be given access to a large amount of available material, ranging
from text, screenshots and high-quality pictures to video footage from aerial
and underwater drones. The student will be expected to
demonstrate creativity and independence in order to edit the raw material and
explore novel ways of sharing the outcome with the public. Additionally, the
student is welcome to join various field work trips undertaken by DTU Aqua.
This gives the student opportunities to experience scientific data collection
first-hand and to acquire additional material for scientific dissemination.
Participation in the field work is preferred, but not mandatory, as there is
already sufficient material available from previous studies for the student to
duration of the dissemination project can be tailored to the time schedule of
the student, but project duration must be at least 3 months. The project is
large enough to accommodate 2-3 students. Projects may last anywhere between 3-12 months. Students may choose to have their work location based either in Kongens
Lyngby (north of Copenhagen) or in Silkeborg (on Jutland). For more information, please contact senior researcher Jon C. Svendsen (contact details below).
Jon C. Svendsen:
Phone: 00 45 93 51 16 63
Interests in dissemination, social media, journalism and biology